Spring Carnival, the race that stops the nation and by stop we know that means all systems go with weeks of shopping and preparation. The number one rule when it comes to fashion in the fields is there are no rules. Always let your unique flare and style shine through. However with trends varying seasonal and yearly let’s have a look at what is predicted for 2018. From fashion in the fields to make up and spray tans lets cover all you need to know for this exciting time in Melbourne.
The best way to start is to plan your looks for each day you are attending, check with the dress code for marques. Keep hemlines below the knee, comfortable shoes, a thick heel or wedge (it’s never a good look walking bare foot at the end of the day) and keep an eye on the weather report – as Melbourne can bring out all season in one day. Derby Day is not a day to break tradition, monochrome is always on trend, a day for classic elegance. Whether you go block colours of black and white or prints you can express your style with metallic accessories and millinery, with a statement bright lipstick. Melbourne Cup is the day that sees racegoers embrace bold prints and bright colours, creating a spectacular display of personality, style and sophistication, where more is more is unrivalled anywhere else. Oaks Day traditionally ladies day is where you will find the chic, floral and floaty edge. Your neutral, romantic and pastel looks are in this year. If you find you are not a floral person, block colours, layered textures are defiantly the way to go. For all outfits complete your look with killer accessories. Choose a clutch with a strap so you can be hands-free for drinks, statement bold jewellery and as for millenary it’s all about bows, vintage caps, berets, brims and as always your statement wide rim hats.
Now that your outfit is sorted let’s get you ready! The Spring Carnival is the social season of the year and this can affect our skin! Who doesn’t love an extra champagne or two, probably find a sneaky change in diet and we may notice a little less sleep too. The key to keeping us hydrated and fresh this spring racing season is working from the inside out. Increase your water intake, 2 litres of water is recommended daily. Make sure you are taking internal supplements. Nordic naturals Fish oil contains Omega3, greatly benefiting the skin by regulating oil production to boost hydration and prevent acne, and by delaying the skins ageing process to starve off wrinkles. The Beauty Chef have their Glow Inner Beauty Powder, naturally bio-formulated superfoods and prebiotics to nourish the skin on the inside so its glows on the outside as well as and their Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder, an alkalizing super green formula to help purify the body for smoother clearer skin.
Now is the time to book all your beauty appointments to avoid disappointment as it such a busy time of the year. Preparing the skin is very important especially if you are attending a number of days. Your skin therapist can personalise a treatment plan for your skin conditions and concerns. The Vitamin Infusion, LED and our signature New York Facial are fantastic to help exfoliated away those skin cells, brightening and hydrate the skin as well as the Matrix Dr Hydrating Serum which will is beneficial to hydrating the skin cells leaving you with a healthy and glowing skin. Try to time up your waxing appointments to be ready for the last week of October. Henna Brows & Lash Lifting are a great treatment to have pre racing carnival to open up and define the eyes. Let’s talk about those nails. A manicure and pedicure pre races in a must. If you are attending a number of days we recommend a colour to suit all outfit. OPI whites and pale pinks can be worn with most colours or book in for a file and polish before each day for an extra statement each day! This season, we’re vibing romantic soft pink hues, a hint of metallic and illuminated skin. Keep in mind that the races are a day event and a long event so you don’t want to go too heavy with your make up. However for an extra statement you can’t go wrong with a bright lipstick to add to your outfit.
We will have a Jane Iredale makeup artist in clinic this racing season. Jane Iredale is a long lasting, full coverage, natural looking mineral make up that will have your skin glowing all day. And last but not least your never fully dressed without a tan! We recommend you start getting your skin hydrated now with the Environ body essentials value pack. The Vitamin A, C and E Oil & moisturiser will have your skin glowing and races ready! We are an award winning tanning salon with a large range of tans, whether you would like natural or dark, two hour or an overnight tan we have you covered. For a long lasting tan make sure to exfoliate the morning of your tan, do not use any deodorants, moisturisers or perfumes. Your tan will continue to develop over 24 hours, so we recommend a day or two prior to your race day for your perfect colour.
Preparation is the key to ensure that getting ready for the races is just as fun as actually being there. Remember your secret weapons are your pale pinks and white polishes to suit every outfit, a statement piece for each day, the Vitamin Infusion facial with LED, Matrix Dr Hydrating Serum, Beauty Chef Inner Glow powder & make sure you have comfy heels, so you leave with them still on!
Enjoy every moment of Melbourne’s most prestige event.